North America's premiere hockey academy
The Pursuit of Excellence Program is committed to developing a 360 degree player. Our success is seen through the quality and number of players that have moved on to the NHL, WHL, Junior and College levels.
A 27,000 sq ft training facility, divided into four areas, specifically designed to provide players with all the equipment they need to develop, practice and hone their skills.
Our results speak for themselves. With alumni in the NHL, WHL, College and Junior levels, we prides ourselves on preparing players physically, mentally and emotionally to excel at the next level
We have a proven record of success at developing players and moving them on to the next level. See what our players have accomplished and where they are playing now!
Latest NewsVIEW ARCHIVE
16-year-old forward on point-a-game pace with WHL’s Vancouver Giants Jim Matheson – Edmonton Journal Read More
Pursuit to be well represented at 2nd annual NAPHL 16U All-Star Game The Read More
Rookie sensation Benson off to great start in Vancouver
Laurence Heinen – Calgary Herald
Don’t count out the Vancouver Giants just yet, says 16-year-old forward Tyler Benson.
“I think our team is heading in the right direction right now,” said Benson, who followed up a two-assist effort in Calgary against the Hitmen on Nov. 29 with three helpers back in Vancouver against the Portland Winterhawks six nights later.
After downing the Hitmen 6-3 to end a six-game losing streak, the Giants (12-18-0) then skated to a pair of 3-2 wins over the Winterhawks and the Saskatoon Blades at home the following weekend.
“Right now we’re trying to get our way into a playoff spot,” said Benson, who has put up four goals and 13 assists in 20 games during his rookie Western Hockey League season with the Giants. “We were on a rough stretch, but I feel like we can fight our way back.”
The Giants started the 2014-15 Western Hockey League season with three straight wins. By the 10-game mark, they still had a respectable 6-4 record. But then the wheels fell off as they went through a stretch where they recorded just three wins in a 17-game span. That cost bench boss Troy Ward, who served as head coach of the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat the previous three seasons, his job.
Matt Erhart, who served as an assistant under Ward, compiled a 1-2 record as interim head coach before Claude Noel was hired to take over behind the bench.
Noel, who previously coached the Winnipeg Jets from the start of the 2011-12 season until he was replaced by Paul Maurice this past Jan. 12, has a 2-0 record heading into Vancouver’s next home game on Wednesday against the Prince Albert Raiders.
“I feel like we’re on the right track now,” said Benson, who represented Canada on Team Black at the World Under-17 Challenge in Sarnia, Ont., last month, where he suffered an upper-body injury that kept him out of four games with the Giants upon his return. “We’ve just got to keep it going and we’ll be fine.”
From the Blog
- 3 POE Players Named To NAPHL 16U All-Star Game
Pursuit to be well represented at 2nd annual NAPHL 16U All-Star Game The North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) is pleased to announce the rosters for the second - Read More
- Thrower: The Sequal
WHL Giants land brother of last year’s captain in trade with Tri-City By: Steve Ewen – The Province Dalton Thrower (47) celebrates with Dalton Sward, Cain Franson and - Read More
- Vernon’s Curtis Lazar Plays His Childhood Team As Sens Take On Canucks
‘It’s a game against the Canucks, but it’s more than just a game. I consider it a celebration almost’ Vernon’s Curtis Lazar was the 17th overall pick in the - Read More
"In the 2005/06 year as a 15 year old, I attended the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. While attending the Pursuit Academy, I became a stronger person, a better skater, stronger in academics, and learned life skills. During that year I also played on the BC Outback (a Senior AAA Women's team). Throughout that year... Read more
Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey academy based in Kelowna, B.C., Canada. Ran by head coach, David Roy, Pursuit of Excellence is a hockey school that is focused on developing excellent hockey players.